Two days ago, claims coming out of the French sports media stated that Serhou Guirassy is on Everton’s agenda this summer.

It was also explained the Toffees had intensified contacts with Rennes over a deal for the striker.

L’Equipe on Friday provides fresh update on this case and their title states: ‘Everton advance for Serhou Guirassy’.

It’s said the 26-year-old, who is the priority target for the Premier League side, is closing in on a move to Goodison Park.

On Thursday, the Ligue 1 side completed Arnaud Kalimuendo’s signing from Paris Saint-Germain.

His arrival now opens the door for the Guinea international to leave Rennes and he is ‘getting closer to Everton’.

As per the report, Frank Lampard’s side hope to finalise the attacker’s transfer before the end of the week.

Apart from the English club, Guirassy was also courted by other club, but he ‘wishes to join’ Everton in this window.

L’Equipe’s report doesn’t specify whether the frontman will join the Toffees on a loan deal or a permanent transfer, although it was previously stated that Everton wanted a loan while Rennes were more interested in a sale.